• Wed. Nov 25th, 2020

SCU Complex: More Than 137,000 Acres Burned Across 5 Counties

ByArlene Huff

Aug 20, 2020
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Roughly 20 separate fires burning in five counties, including three in the Bay Area, have consumed more than 137,000 acres, Cal Fire said Thursday. The collection of blazes is 5% contained.

The fires making up the SCU Lightning Complex are located in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, Cal Fire said. 

No structures have been destroyed or damaged, but about 6,200 are threatened by flames, Cal Fire said. Two first responders suffered undisclosed injuries. No civilians have been hurt.

Firefighters are facing steep and rugged terrain, high heat, and low relative humidity.

The first of the fires was reported Sunday morning. Cal Fire said the causes for the fires remain under investigation.

Evacuation orders are in place for the following areas:

(Note: Most recent evacuation warnings are listed in bold)

San Joaquin County:

  • South of West Corral Hollow Road to Stanislaus County line west of I-580 to Alameda County line east of Alameda County line to I-580 and the Stanislaus County line.

Alameda County/Stanislaus County:

  • Frank Raines Park to Mines Road
  • Del Puerto Canyon Road 1 mile to Mines Road

Santa Clara County:

  • North of Highway 130 to Santa Clara County line
  • West of San Antonio Valley Road
  • West of Mines Road to Santa Clara County line
  • East of 3 Springs Road and Mt. Hamilton Road
  • South of Santa Clara County line
  • Following unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County east of the city of San Jose
    • East of Ed Levine County Park, Felter Road, Sierra Road, Toyon Avenue, and Mt. Hamilton Road to 3 Springs Road
    • North of Mt. Hamilton Road to 3 Springs Road
    • South of Santa Clara County Line
    • West of fire perimeter
  • East of San Jose City limits
  • South of Mt. Hamilton Road
  • North of Metcalf Road and San Felipe Road, east to the county line
  • East of San Antonio Valley Road to Del Puerto Canyon Road to the county line
  • South of Stanislaus County between Santa Clara County line and I-5
  • West of I-5 north of Stanislaus/Merced County line
  • North of Stanislaus/Merced County line
  • East of Santa Clara County line

Alameda County:

  • All of Mines Road, south of Mile Marker 10 to the county line

Stanislaus County:

  • All areas of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Grande Community

Evacuation warnings are in place for the following areas:

San Joaquin County:

  • North of West Corral Hollow Road to I-580 East of the Alameda Ccounty line to I-580. All of PAR Estates which are the following streets: W. Vernalis Road, Bernard Drive, Stearman Road, Brichetto Court, Stearman Court, S. Chrisman Road south of I-580, and the Tracy Golf & Country Club

Alameda County:

  • City of Fremont – Mill Creek Road

Stanislaus County:

  • South of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Community to the Stanislaus/Merced County line
  • West of I-5
  • North of Stanislaus/Merced County line
  • East of Santa Clara County line

Santa Clara County:

  • East of Shingle Valley Road and everything east of Anderson Lake, east of Coyote Creek, east of Coyote Reservoir, east of Roop Road, east of Leavesley Road, east of Crews Road, east of Ferguson Road
  • East and north of Highway 152
  • West of Merced County line, north of Highway 152
  • South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road, east to the Stanislaus County line

Evacuation centers:

  • Creekside Middle School at 535 Peregrine Dr. in Patterson
  • Milpitas Library at 160 N. Main St. in Milpitas

For more information, click here.

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Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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